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Literacy Center Webinar: Read-Alouds Your Students Won’t Forget!
February 24, 2021 @ 10:30 am–11:30 am
February 24, 2021
10:30-11:30 am CST
Dr. Elizabeth Donlon
Webinar, “Read-Alouds Your Students Won’t Forget!”
The Aquinas College School of Education invites you to a 1-hour virtual professional development session ideal for elementary (K-5) teachers or parents, “Read-Alouds Your Students Won’t Forget: How to plan your questions, comprehension strategies, and vocabulary supports when reading texts to your students.”
The webinar will explore teaching strategies for elementary teachers to engage their students in interactive read-alouds with a focus on text selection that encourages students to draw meaning from a text and move towards deep comprehension. We will discuss “Do’s and Don’ts of Read-Aloud” as well as how to work through current challenges teachers are facing in reading instruction. Example read-alouds will be shared as well as nonfiction and fiction book suggestions and ideas for further research. Time will be given at the end for Q&A from live participants.
A recording of the webinar and a personalized PD certificate will be sent to all registrants within 2-3 days after the live webinar.
Registration for this event is closed.
About the Presenter
Elizabeth Donlon, Ed.D.
Ed.D., Lipscomb University
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
B.S., Vanderbilt University
Betsy Donlon attended Vanderbilt University (B.S. Elementary Education and Human and Organizational Development) and Lipscomb University (M.Ed. Instructional Leadership and Ed.D. Learning Organizations and Strategic Change). She completed her student teaching in Cambridge, England, and taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades, and served as Assistant Principal and Principal at a small Catholic school in north Nashville. Her Masters thesis topic was on brain-based activities in the classroom and their influence on students’ reading comprehension, and her doctoral research centered on the effect of community involvement in schools on school climate and student achievement.
Dr. Donlon teaches Methods in Teaching Language Arts, Social Studies, and Culture, Children’s Literature, Speech, and Drama, Methods of Instruction for Secondary Teachers, and Modes of Instruction. She also supervises student teachers and job-embedded practice candidates and serves as edTPA Coordinator. Dr. Donlon is the coordinator for the School of Education Literacy Center, with the mission to engage teacher candidates in literacy instruction best practices.
Dr. Donlon is a native Nashvillian, and married to David (Geometry teacher at St. Cecilia Academy) and has 3 children — Mollie, Jack, and Thomas.